MP Ritabrata Banerjee Suspended From CPM Party

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Kolkata: CPM has suspended party MP Ritabrata Banerjee for three months over his lavish lifestyle, according to reports.

The decision was taken after party’s state committee meeting Kolkata. CPI(M) state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra has announced the decision, according to local daily Ebela report. According to the report, party was not satisfied with the conduct of the Rajya Sabha during Left’s Nabanna Chalo (march to the state secretariat).

Earlier, in February the CPIM had cautioned Banerjee after controversy had erupted involving the party Rajya Sabha MP in the social media. CPIM general secretary Sitaram Yechury had then said that the party would soon come up with guidelines on the use of social media both at the state level and national level on matters relating to the party.